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Reid Remarks On Tax Reform And Job Creation

“Republicans have favored corporate tax reform for decades. But now that President Obama is proposing it, Republicans are opposing it.” “The President’s thoughtful approach would couple lower corporate tax rates with investments in job-creating measures such as road and bridge construction, worker training programs and manufacturing incentives. But it will take a balanced approach that…

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Reid Statement On Romney’s False Claims Of Bipartisanship

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement in response to former governor Mitt Romney’s claim that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his far-right agenda: “Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable. In fact, Mitt Romney’s Tea…

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Reid Statement on Romney’s Use of Off Romney’s Use of Offshore Tax Havens

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement today after an investigation by the New York Times exposed former Governor Mitt Romney’s use of offshore tax havens and loopholes in the United States tax code. “Today’s report proves that nothing Mitt Romney says about taxes can be taken at face…

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Reid Statement On President Obama’s Call To Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts

Washington, DC–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama called for the extension of tax cuts for middle class Americans. “I agree with President Obama that we should extend tax cuts for all American families up to the first $250,000 of income immediately. This will protect middle-class families and allow us…

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Reid: Shared Sacrifice Is The Best Path To Fiscal Sustainability

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor about the fatal plane crash in Reno and President Obama’s deficit reduction plan. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I was saddened to hear of a terrible accident on Friday at the Reno air show, which killed…

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Will Republicans Who Supported Ending Taxpayer- Funded Oil Subsidies In The Past Vote Against Ending Them Today?

NEW VIDEO Shows Leading Republicans Expressing Support For Repealing Subsidies For Oil Companies Snowe: Subsidies Are “Unnecessary” And “Reckless” Thune: “If In Fact They Are Making Such Enormous Profit, Perhaps They Don’t Need The Support Of The Tax Incentives That Are Given To Them By The American Taxpayer” Collins: We Should Not “Continue to Subsidize…

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Reid: Republicans Side With Big Oil, Block Vote To End Billions In Giveaways To Wealthy Oil Companies

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Republicans blocked a vote on repeal of taxpayer-funded subsidies for oil companies making record profits: “Republicans would rather cut college scholarships, slash cancer research and end Medicare than take away taxpayer-funded giveaways to oil companies that are raking in billions in profits. That tells you…

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Outside The Beltway, Local Media Continues To Highlight Senate Democratic Efforts To End Taxpayer-Funded Subsidies To Big Oil

Salt Lake Tribune Editorial: “The Democrats Are Right, And Hatch Is Not Only Wrong, He Is Being Downright Dishonest If He Keeps Defending The Tax Breaks Even As He Decries The Size Of The National Debt.” Asbury Park, NJ Editorial: Oil Company Claims “Absolutely Embarrassing,” “Take The Breaks Away From the Big Oil Companies.” Albert…

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How It’s Playing: Editorial Boards Across The Country Slam Republicans For Protecting Taxpayer-Funded Giveaways To Big Oil, Instead Of Using The Money To Pay Down The Deficit

Local Editorial Boards Not Buying Spin From Republicans And Oil Company CEOs Lakeland, Florida Editorial: “Speaker Boehner Had It Right The First Time When He Said Big Oil Companies Don’t Need Those Tax Breaks” Wall Street Journal Editorial: “Maybe Mr. Mulva Should Work On Being A Better American” Philadelphia Daily News: We Should Cut The…

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Reid: Big Oil Executives Fail To Justify Why They Deserve Taxpayer-Funded Handouts When We Could Be Using The Money To Pay Down The Deficit

“The CEOs of the five biggest oil companies proved our point.  They failed to explain why American taxpayers should continue throwing their hard-earned money at oil companies that are raking in record profits. We should be using that money to pay down the deficit, instead of cutting vital programs like cancer research and student loans. The only…

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